NME Releases Top 5 Songs Of All Time & Starts Top 500 Countdown

NME Kicks Off Their Greatest Songs Of All Time List

NME has started the countdown for their list of the Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, unveiling numbers 500-401 today. They will continue to reveal more as the week progresses, but included with the first 100 songs, is the big top 5. Throughout this first round you can see where bands like Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, Nirvana, Franz Ferdinand, Nick Cave and many others have landed. Check out their top 5 along with the first 100 of their countdown below.

NME’s Top 5 From the Greatest Songs Of All Time

5: ‘Last Nite’, The Strokes
4: ‘How Soon Is Now?’, The Smiths
3: ‘I Feel Love’, Donna Summer
2: ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, Joy Division
1: ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, Nirvana
 
NME’s Top 500-401

500.David Bowie’s ‘Five Years’
499. Blur – ‘Out Of Time’
498. Ash – ‘Girl From Mars’
497. Primal Scream – ‘Kill All Hippies’
496. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Hey Joe’
495. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – ‘Patio Song’
494. REM – ‘Everybody Hurts’
493. Sugababe – ‘Overload’
492. The Strokes – ‘New York City Cops’
491. Johnny Cash – ‘One’
490. The Doors – ‘Riders On The Storm’
489. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – ‘Red Right Hand’
488. The Stranglers – ‘Golden Brown’
487. Morrissey – ‘Suedehead’
486. Bobby Womack – ‘Across 110th Street’
485. David Bowie – ‘Starman’
484. Oasis – ‘Some Might Say’
483. Aphex Twin – ‘Come To Daddy’
482. Franz Ferdinand – ‘Darts Of Pleasure’
481. Echo And The Bunnymen – ‘The Killing Moon’
480. David Bowie – ‘Ziggy Stardust’
479. The Beach Boys – ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’
478. AC/DC – ‘Highway To Hell’
477. Dr Dre – ‘Nuthin’ But A G Thang’
476. John Lennon – ‘Imagine’
475. Gnarls Barkley – ‘Crazy’
474. Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Disarm’
473. The Kinks – ‘Lola’
472. Palma Violets – ‘Best Of Friends’
471. Guns N’ Roses – ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’
470. Primal Scream – ‘Movin On Up’
469. The National – ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’
468. The Coral – ‘Dreaming Of You’
467. Teenage Fanclub – ‘Star Sign’
466. Salt-N-Pepa – ‘Push It’
465. Mercury Rev – ‘Goddess On A HiWay’
464. Nirvana – ‘About A Girl’
463. Gloria Gaynor – ‘I Will Survive’
462. The Vaccines – ‘If You Wanna’
461. Wings – ‘Live And Let Die’
460. REM – ‘It’s The End OF The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’
459. Iggy Pop – ‘Lust For Life’
458. Rihanna feat. Jay Z – ‘Umbrella’
457. Prodigy – ‘Firestarter’
456. Snoop Doggy Dogg – ‘What’s My Name?’
455. Blondie – ‘One Way Or Another’
454. The Flaming Lips – ‘Race For The Prize’
453. The Jam – ‘A Town Called Malice’
452. Led Zeppelin – ‘Whole Lotta Love’
451. The Chemical Brothers – ‘Setting Sun’
450. The Beatles – ‘I Am The Walrus’
449. Billy Bragg – ‘A New England’
448. Coldplay – ‘The Scientist’
447. Pulp – ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’
446. The Rolling Stones – ‘Tumbling Dice’
445. Blur – ‘Popscene
444. Leftfield feat. John Lydon – ‘Open Up
443. Pulp – ‘Sorted for E’s And Wizz’
442. Roots Manuva – ‘Witness (1 Hope)’
441. Bobby Fuller Four – ‘I Fought The Law’
440. Beck – ‘Where It’s At’
439. The Imposter – ‘Pills And Soap’
438. Madonna – ‘Material Girl’
437. Special AKA – ‘Nelson Mandela’
436. Kings Of Leon – ‘The Bucket’
435. Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’
434. The Kinks – ‘Sunny Afternoon’
433. At The Drive-In – ‘One Armed Scissor’
432. The Verve – ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’
431. Shirley And Company – ‘Shame Shame Shame’
430. Althea and Donna – ‘Up Town Top Ranking’
429. Weezer – ‘Buddy Holly’
428. David Bowie – ‘Golden Years’
427. The Hives – ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’
426. Tame Impala – ‘Elephant’
425. Muse – ‘Plug In Baby’
424. PJ Harvey – ‘Down By The Water’
423. Guns N’ Roses – ‘Paradise City’
422. The Magnetic Fields – ‘The Book Of Love’
421. Neutral Milk Hotel – ‘Holland, 1945’
420. Coldplay – ‘Yellow’
419. The Jam – ‘Start!
418. Nirvana – ‘Come As You Are’
417. Tindersticks – ‘Marbles’
416. Blur – ‘Chemical World’
415. Carly Simon – ‘You’re So Vain’
414. The Only Ones – ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’
413. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – ‘Watching The Detectives’
412. Friendly Fires – ‘Paris’
411. Fugazi – ‘Waiting Room’
410. Nine Inch Nails – ‘Hurt’
409. The Ronettes – ‘Baby, I Love You’
408. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Fake Tales Of San Francisco’
407. The Ramones – ‘Sheena Is A Punk Rocker’
406. Alt-J – ‘Breezeblocks’
405. M.I.A – ‘Bad Girls’
404. U2 – ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’
403. Black Grape – ‘Reverend Black Grape’
402. Thin Lizzy – ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’
401. The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – Television, Drug Of The Nation